Rain Fish

by Lois Ehlert

Ehlert returns to two favorite subjects, fish and found objects. The artist’s... read more

Ehlert returns to two favorite subjects, fish and found objects. The artist’s eye sees all kinds of colorful fish swimming in the gutters after a rain where most people would just see trash. One fish, for example, is constructed from an odd sock, a twig, a leaf, a broken popsicle stick, a feather, and a crumpled grocery store receipt. Each collage has been carefully assembled but Ehlert has made them all look loosely constructed to reinforce the idea that the rain fish are all made of things anyone might find on the sidewalk or side of the road after a rain. You’ll see them if you look for them, she tells the reader, but look fast because tomorrow they’ll be gone. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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